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Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating BYU in an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men's tournament championship Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Van Til: Gonzaga looks to complete remarkable rise to the top

The rags-to-riches Zags are seeking to become the first undefeated national champion since 1976.

 

In a close vote, readers said Mike Hopkins isn’t the long-term solution as head coach for the University of Washington men’s basketball team. (AP Photo/John Locher)

POLL RESULTS: Readers conflicted on Mike Hopkins

By a narrow margin, voters said Hopkins isn’t the long-term solution as UW men’s basketball coach.

 

Is Mike Hopkins the right coach for the University of Washington men’s baskethall program’s long-term future? (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

POLL: Is Mike Hopkins the right coach for UW hoops?

The Huskies have seen both tremendous highs and discouraging lows during Hopkins’ four-year tenure.

 

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) was deemed by the readers as the most important unrestricted free agent for the team to re-sign. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL RESULTS: Wright is the priority free agent

Nearly half the responders said LB K.J. Wright should be at the top of the Seahawks’ re-signing list.

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) was deemed by the readers as the most important unrestricted free agent for the team to re-sign. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll tosses a football before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Pete Carroll should stay — and reexamine the way he does things

It’s time for the highly successful Seahawks coach to re-evaluate what’s best for the team.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll tosses a football before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is one of 23 unrestricted free agents the team has to sort through this offseason. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL: Which free agent should the Seahawks prioritize?

Who among Seattle’s 23 unrestricted free agents should the team target for re-signing?

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is one of 23 unrestricted free agents the team has to sort through this offseason. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford turns away from the field as he stands at the bench late in the second half of Seattle’s playoff loss to the Los Angels Rams last Saturday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks’ season was not a success

Despite Seattle going 12-4, more than double the voters considered the season a failure than a success.

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford turns away from the field as he stands at the bench late in the second half of Seattle’s playoff loss to the Los Angels Rams last Saturday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Russell Wilson (3) and the Seattle Seahawks finished 12-4, won the NFC West title, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL: Was the Seahawks’ season a success or a failure?

Seattle finished 12-4 and won the NFC West, but was upset in the first round of the playoffs.

Russell Wilson (3) and the Seattle Seahawks finished 12-4, won the NFC West title, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, eyes a receiver as Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson grabs him during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Big question: Why didn’t offense keep cooking?

The Seahawks’ struggles in the second of half of the season were on display in loss to the Rams.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, eyes a receiver as Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson grabs him during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Receiver DK Metcalf received the most votes from Herald readers in the Seattle Seahawks non-quarterback MVP poll. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

POLL RESULTS: Metcalf deemed Seahawks’ best non-quarterback

The breakout wide receiver was picked as Seattle’s non-QB MVP in a tight vote.

Receiver DK Metcalf received the most votes from Herald readers in the Seattle Seahawks non-quarterback MVP poll. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Are the Seattle Seahawks a Super Bowl-caliber football team?

Recent history suggests they’re not — unless the offense of the first half of the season returns in post-season play.

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during their game on Sept. 27 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: Who was the Seahawks’ non-quarterback MVP?

Was it linebacker Bobby Wagner? Safety Jamal Adams? Receiver DK Metcalf? Someone else?

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during their game on Sept. 27 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)

POLL RESULTS: Readers want the SuperSonics back

Over half of the responders believe it is very important to bring the NBA back to Seattle.

The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Bryan Mone (92) after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Win over Rams proves Seahawks have rebooted their defense

With postseason play — and the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees — just around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better.

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Bryan Mone (92) after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
A fan wears a shirt that reads “Bring Back Our Sonics,” as he attends a fan rally in 2013 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL: How important is bringing the Sonics back?

NBA expansion could be on the docket. Do you care about Seattle getting a team?

A fan wears a shirt that reads “Bring Back Our Sonics,” as he attends a fan rally in 2013 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Readers are picking Quandre Diggs (right) and the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Lumen Field in a game that could decide the NFC West. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

POLL RESULTS: Readers picking Seahawks over Rams

Three-quarters of the responders predict Seattle will win Sunday’s crunch NFC West match-up.

Readers are picking Quandre Diggs (right) and the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Lumen Field in a game that could decide the NFC West. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Special teams have been excellent this season for the Seahawks

Seattle has two special teams players on the NFC Pro Bowl team, plus standout kicking and punting.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) is defended by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the the Rams’ 23-16 victory on Nov. 15 at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

POLL: Who do ya got, the Seahawks or the Rams?

Seattle and L.A. square off Sunday at Lumen Field in a game that could decide the NFC West.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) is defended by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the the Rams’ 23-16 victory on Nov. 15 at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Felix Hernandez played for the Everett AquaSox, both as a prospect coming up through the Seattle Mariners’ system, and as. a major leaguer doing a rehabilitation stint. (Dougal Brownlie, For the Everett Daily Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Readers ready to attend more AquaSox games

The switch from Short Season-A to High-A has the majority of voters fired up for AquaSox baseball.

Felix Hernandez played for the Everett AquaSox, both as a prospect coming up through the Seattle Mariners’ system, and as. a major leaguer doing a rehabilitation stint. (Dougal Brownlie, For the Everett Daily Herald)
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams puts on his helmet before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at Lumen Field. Adams set the NFL’s single-season record for sacks by a defensive back in Seattle’s 40-3 victory. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Patterson: Seahawks’ Adams makes NFL sack history

Seattle’s safety not only set a new single-season record for sacks by a DB, he’s sparking the Seahawks’ D.

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams puts on his helmet before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at Lumen Field. Adams set the NFL’s single-season record for sacks by a defensive back in Seattle’s 40-3 victory. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
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